“ I think words like considerate, calm demeanor and friendly personality are the words I would chose to describe Ali. He always had time for a conversation and a smile. He might have been running to a meeting and if he saw you, he would stop to say hello. When you would sit with Ali, he would want to know how you were doing, what could we do to make the business school and SFU better, cared about the students and was a respected colleague.
Thank you for gracing us with your presence. While it was shorter than we had hoped, we are thankful for the opportunity of getting to know you. May your family find comfort in knowing how much we cared for you and each other.
With respect and strength. ”